# SOLUTION: find an equation of the line containing (-2,3) and perpendicular to the line 2x+y=6

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 Question 166327: find an equation of the line containing (-2,3) and perpendicular to the line 2x+y=6Answer by elima(1433)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!2x+y=6 First put this in slope-intercept form; y=-2x+6 ===================== The slope of perpendicular lines are negative reciprocals, so the slope for the new equation would be; 1/2 so far we have; y=1/2 + b now lets find b; Use the points given replacing the x and y; 3 = 1/2(-2)+b 3 = -1 + b 4 = b ============== The new equation; y = 1/2x + 4 :) :)